CHAMPAIGN — Of the 70 or so works in "Around the Block II: Artists from Our Neighborhood," one is sure to be a conversation piece. "Say Nothing," a collaborative sculpture by Sharon Owens and David Spears, features an oil painting on wood of a man's face, and metal and found objects, among them an antique turntable and an AutoFyrStop Thrifty Kit with a light-bulb-shaped bottle filled with chemicals. Firefighters once used it as a grenade to toss into flames.
Katie Flynn, 36, of Champaign is a jazz and cabaret singer and a voice and piano teacher. She and her full band will perform a benefit concert Monday evening for Courage Connection. What brought you to Champaign? My husband was accepted into the UI College of Law. After he graduated in 2012 he got a job at Meyer Capel so we stuck around. How long have you been singing professionally? About 10 years.
URBANA — In 1984, Dannie Otto and his wife, Barbara Shenk, were walking down a hot, dusty road in Nagasaki, Japan, when locals came by and offered them a lift. They took the two Americans to a gas station to cool off. "Before too long, they began telling us their stories about the bomb," Shenk recalled. "They were working in a rice paddy when it dropped. They went into great detail, and we were mesmerized."
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Selecting a term
Start searching tweets, articles from media outlets, articles mentioned in tweets, journalists'
names, titles and bios with some suggested searches:
Companies or Topics (e.g. iPhone, Microsoft)
Phrases (e.g. "cloud computing") — use quotes to keep the terms together
Twitter handles (e.g. @username) — returns those who have mentioned or replied to
Names (e.g. "David Pogue")
Hashtags (e.g. #sxsw, #london2012)
Bio details (e.g. vegan, Olympics, father)
Muck Rack's Advanced Search allows for many boolean operators.
Find results that mention multiple specified terms, use AND or
+. For example, ensure each result contains both Elon Musk and Mark Zuckerberg by
searching Obama AND Romney or Obama + Romney.
Use the operators OR or , to broaden your search when you'd like either of
multiple terms to appear in results. (This is the default behavior of our search when no operators
are used.) For example, search for democrat OR republican to find results that refer to
Democrats and/or Republicans.
Use NOT or - to subtract results from your search. For
example, searching Disney will yield results about the Walt Disney Company as well as Walt Disney
World Resort. To exclude mentions of Disney World, search for Disney -World or Disney
When using one of these operators with a phrase, enclose it in quotation marks. For example, you can
find results about smartphones excluding Apple's iPhone 4S by searching smartphone -"iPhone
Exact case matching or punctuation
If you're searching for a brand name or keyword that relies on specific punctuation marks or capitalization, you can
find results that match your exact query by adding matchcase: before the keyword you're searching for, like matchcase:E*TRADE .
Use parentheses to separate multiple
boolean phrases. For example, to find journalists talking about having fun in Disney World or
Disneyland, search for ("disney world" OR disneyland) AND fun.
An asterisk can be used to search for any variation of a root word truncated by the asterisk. For example, searching for admin* will return results for administrator, administration, administer, administered, etc.
A near operator is an AND operator where you can control the distance between the words. You can vary the distance the near operation uses by adding a forward slash and number (between 0-99) such as strawberries NEAR/10 "whipped cream", which means the strawberries must exist within 10 words of "whipped cream".